Join Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota on the first Thursday of each month for Ballet on the Hill!

Our next program is on February 4, 2016, from 11:00am to noon; invite your friends and family to join you at the University Club.

This one hour program includes audience-dancer interactive activities and excerpts performed in costume from the company’s repertoire. At the program’s finale, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions, speak with the dancers, and take pictures with them. This monthly event is FREE and open to the public community. This month will feature excerpts from our upcoming performance "Art in Motion," and Artistic Director Denise Vogt will talk about how to choreograph.

This series was developed at the invitation of and in collaboration with The University Club of St. Paul, aligning our shared missions to provide unique, high-quality, meaningful experiences to families and children in our community.

St. Paul University Club, 420 Summit Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55102-2699
Rick Vogt- info@twincitiesballet.org, (952) 452-3163

Twin Cities Ballet presents its 6th annual performance of "Art in Motion" this Friday, February 5, 7:30pm at the Lakeville Area Art Center. A unique artistic collaboration between Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, its official school Ballet Royale Minnesota, and the Lakeville Area Arts Center, the performance features dances choreographed by the inspiration and influence of artwork.

This year’s performance expands the scope of artistic inspiration beyond just visual paintings to more fully embody 'Art in Motion’ by also drawing from literary themes, lyrics, poetry, and mainstream media. Starting in 2015, Twin Cities Ballet began highlighting emerging choreographers in addition to seasoned veterans, allowing them to explore, develop, and express their own personal artistic visions.

The audience is invited to a complimentary coffee hour following the program to meet the artists and dancers.

Tickets are $16
Tickets on sale now, see http://bit.ly/1RyodbF

Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044
Rick Vogt- info@twincitiesballet.org, (952) 452-3163

Saturday, February 6, 8:00pm.
Seating starts at 7:45pm.
Your seat is not reserved until we receive payment.

Join Cassandra as she transforms the Jawaahir Studio Theater into a cabaret starring Cassandra, Iscah, Penelope, and Theresa! Intimate tables, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and an evening of fabulous dance and music.

3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, in the Patrick’s Cabaret complex.

Visit our website at http://www.jawaahir.org/EventDetails.htm for more information and to get tickets on-line.

Jawaahir Studio, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, 55406
Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

Community Conversation with St. Paul Ballet (CCSPB)

We invite you to our second Community Conversation on February 7, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm at Birchwood Cafe.

CCSPB is a time to gather and talk about St Paul Ballet, the company and the school, in the hopes of building a stronger community of SPB enthusiasts!
Please RSVP by e-mailing hjohnson@spballet.org. Hope to see you there!

Birchwood Cafe- 3311 E 25th St, Minneapolis
Heidi Johnson- hjohnson@spballet.org

Twin Cities Flamenco Artists Co-op (TCFAC) and Daniel and Adrian Volovets Duo will join forces at the Cedar with special guests from Spain for an exciting evening of dance and music. Javier Heredia (flamenco festero) and La Rhina (flamenco dancer) hail from Seville, Spain for this special night. “Festeros” such as Javier Heredia are artists who specialize in singing and dancing in fiestas in Spain. Their art form is seldom heard even in today’s world of flamenco. Not only is this a rare opportunity to see these masters perform in the Twin Cities, this program is unique because it brings together the traditional and fiery flamenco aesthetic of the TCFAC and a modern flavor from the Volovets Duo. The local performers include Sachiko Nishiuchi "La Chayí" (dance), Trevor May (Guitar), and Michael Ziegahn (Guitar). Go to the link below for ticket purchase and more information including the performers' bios.

The Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Sachiko Nishiuchi- danceflamencompls@gmail.com, (612) 999-5520

Small Art presents You Bring the Party, a shared evening of performance and participatory art work exploring heartbreak and disappointment, February 11-14 at 7:30pm at Fresh Oysters Performance Research. The event includes pieces by Taylor Baldry, Emily Gastineau and Billy Mullaney, and Laura Holway, with performances from Charles Campbell, Erika Hansen, and Blake Nellis, and text by Rachel Jendrzejewski. Limited tickets available via Brown Paper Tickets for $12-20 sliding scale at http://www.youbringtheparty.brownpapertickets.com.

Fresh Oysters Performance Research, 512 E. 24th St, Minneapolis 55404
Laura Holway- SmallArtMN@gmail.com, (612) 817-1840

St Paul Ballet presents three new works created by four women in choreography- Zoé Emilie Henrot, Diane Coburn Bruning, Jamie Johnson, and Sally Rousse.

Join us for a special Valentine's weekend and a package that includes dinner, champagne, and a show. Call the box office at 612.206.3600 for details.

When: February 12-14, 2016
Where: The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts
Cost: $25 - $35 (show only)

Tickets at thecowlescenter.org or 612.206.3600

The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
Brittany Adams- company@spballet.org, (612) 206-3600

Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater presents
​"People in Pairs, or Not"
Cowles Center For Dance & the Performing Arts
February 12-13, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater's Home Season promises to poetically celebrate and lampoon the universal need for human intimacy. "People in Pairs, or Not" will highlight many of SPDT's acclaimed duets as well as new repertory by toasting Valentine's Day weekend and all those who have or are searching for a little love, laughter, and connection.

For tickets & more information: http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/stuart-pimsler-dance-the...

JSB TEK BOX - The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts - 528 Hennepin Ave. S. Minneapolis MN 55403
Brenda Nepsund- spdanth.brenda@gmail.com

Lines Cubed
Among the Stars
The Calling
White (film)

With a repertoire packed full of the stunning movement, dynamic visuals, and multimedia that have become Jessica Lang’s trademark, this promises to be the hottest show of winter.

Lines Cubed draws inspiration from renowned artist Piet Mondrian, bringing to life the two-dimensional concept with three-dimensional movement. The ensemble piece Mendelssohn/Incomplete is followed by Among the Stars, an emotionally-driven lyrical duet set to a score by Ryuichi Sakamoto.

The Calling, a transcendent solo, follows intermission while White is a film through which the New York Times notes Lang “convey(s) the poignancy of dance (and) the heartbreaking desire for moments to stretch for as long as possible.” Finally, the inventive i.n.k., set against a beautiful film backdrop created by Shinichi Maruyama, illustrates the fluidity of Japanese ink and water colliding in air.

Northrop Auditorium - Carlson Family Stage
Marika Kelly- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Join us on Valentine's Day! Have a drink and some delicious brunch at Mason's Restaurant Barre and benefit St. Paul Ballet in the process.

From 11am-2pm, when you buy the brunch buffet, $2 from that purchase will go towards SPB. Additionally, SPB bartenders will be serving up a few signature cocktails, and portion of the proceeds from these goes towards SPB as well.

As an added bonus, we invite you to get your tickets for our closing performance of "The Work: 4 Women in Choreography" at 2pm that day.
Bring a date, bring a friend, bring a family member and have a great day full of good food, good drinks, and artistic prowess!

Mason's Restaurant Barre- 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
Brittany Adams- company@spballet.org

This "singular sensation" follows seventeen dancers as they vie for the opportunity of a lifetime. Based on true stories and featuring classic songs like "One," "I Hope I Get It," and "What I Did For Love," A Chorus Line broke records, winning nine Tony Awards, seven Drama Desk Awards, the New York Critics' Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Who will make the cut?

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St, St Paul, MN 55102
Grace Solfest- gsolfest@ordway.org

Wednesday–Sunday, February 17–21
Part of the Walker’s "Immerse Yourself": an onstage performance installation series
Info and tickets at: walkerart.org/stage

“Driscoll is fascinating in that she makes such utterly original work. It doesn’t look like anything you’ve ever seen before, nor can you imagine thinking it up.” —The New York Times

New York–based choreographer Faye Driscoll takes audiences on a joyous and intriguingly wild ride in the first work of her new trilogy that the Walker will present over the next three years. Thank You for Coming: Attendance is a cleverly crafted and playfully choreographic exploration that softens the lines between spectator and participant with an invitation to the audience to join an impromptu 75-minute community. Presented in an ingeniously immersive setting on the McGuire Theater stage, performers pass through ever-morphing states of physical entanglement and scenes of distorted familiarity, building new bodies, new stories, and new ways of being.

Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Avenue

Accompanied by a Carnatic musical ensemble

“Ramaswamy is a vision of sculptural lucidity whose dancing brings a full-boded awareness to complex rhythms and shifts of dynamics” -- The New York Times

In this solo work, women are depicted as carriers of ritual. Navigating inner and outer worlds, they invoke a sense of reverence, of unfolding mystery, of imagination. A stellar Carnatic musical ensemble accompanies Ramaswamy as she explores the spontaneous interplay between music and movement and the dynamic contours created by the artists onstage.

**Audience Engagement discussion following the performance on Friday, February 19

TICKETS: $25 regular/$40 for VIP reception (Saturday, February 20 only) - available at thecowlescenter.org or 612.206.3600

The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Christopher Montiel- cmontiel@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3670

On Sunday, February 21, the Walker Art Center will host a panel examining the role of audience in live performance.

Join us for conversation and snacks at the Bryant-Lake Bowl as we discuss approaches to engaging audiences through immersive and interactive performance.

On the last day of Faye Driscoll’s residency for Thank You For Coming: Attendance at the Walker Art Center, Driscoll and a panel of Twin Cities artists will consider how contemporary performance often reconfigures the traditional dynamic between audience and performance.

Where: Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, 810 West Lake Street
When: Sunday, February 21 from 12noon-2pm (doors open 11:30am)
Admission (and snacks) are free!

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, 810 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Northrop 2015-16 Dance Season Film Series
Thursday, February 25, 6:30 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public

This dazzling cinema verité documentary follows the extraordinary dancers and renowned choreographers of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as they do everything it takes to keep American modern dance fresh and its legacy alive.

Beyond the Steps intertwines the dancers' individual tragedies and triumphs with breathtaking performance footage from their journey, shining a spotlight on the story of one of America’s most beloved cultural institutions.

This full-length film is also accompanied by additional short documentaries about the creation of current work in the company’s repertory.

Length: 86 minutes

Northrop Auditorium - Best Buy Theater
Marika Kelly- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

In their trademark style of interwoven vignettes, SHAPESHIFT presents “Grey Skies Blue," the story of a summer of friendship.

A bustling city subway, a romantic starry night, and a soulful celebration, are just some of the places SHAPESHIFT will take audiences in “Grey Skies Blue.” The stories are as diverse as the SHAPESHIFT dancers, but they share common themes of family, race, love, and betrayal. Come explore your own identity and examine your own personal relationships with SHAPESHIFT this February. It will leave you feeling liberated!

TICKETS: $28 at thecowlescenter.org or 612.206.3600

Christopher Montiel- cmontiel@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3670

SPB is pleased to announce our first ever community health fair in coordination with our health and wellness series, Take Back the Tutu.

This is an informational health fair for the community and our students to obtain further information on topics touched on in their TBTT lectures and make connections with health professionals to build their own support team as they progress in their dance careers. This is a great opportunity for movers of all ages to get information and get involved with local health initiatives, programming, and care options in our community.

Confirmed guests include Corepower Yoga Minnesota, New Heights Performance Physical Therapy, Haute Barre, and Dancer Nutrition on Pointe and many more!

February 27 from 4-6pm
We are a few blocks from the LRT, an abundance of free parking is also available.

St. Paul Ballet Fairview- 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul
Brittany Adams- company@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Music and dance will be brought together in the 10:30 AM worship service on Sunday, February 28 at Plymouth Congregational Church. The world premiere of the anthem, “Heart Not So Heavy As Mine”, includes music for full choir and organ composed by Janika Vandervelde set to a poem by Emily Dickinson with choreography for five dancers by Elsie Myers Martin. Dancers are Non Edwards, Missa Kes, Laura Levinson, Alys Ayumi Ogura, and Christina Tolson.

Photo by Scott Pakudaitis

Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Elsie Martin- emyersmartin@gmail.com, (612) 481-1022

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Tuesday, March 1, 7:30 pm
Carlson Family Stage

Mixed repertory

The legendary Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Northrop in an evening of unforgettable dance. Designated as America’s “Cultural Ambassador to the World” by the United States Congress, this powerhouse of contemporary dance has set the standard for creative and boundary-defying art. The evening’s mixed repertory performance will include Ailey’s signature masterpiece, Revelations, which is hailed as “one of the great works of the human spirit.”

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - PERFORMANCE PREVIEW
Tuesday, March 1, 6:15 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public
Gain insight into the performance at an in-depth conversation about the company and the evening’s program.

Northrop Auditorium - Carlson Family Stage
Marika Kelly- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Join Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota for the Minneapolis premiere of its acclaimed original production, "Cinderella 1944: A Love Story."

This full-length story ballet, inspired by the classic fairy tale, is set in England during WWII. It is not simply Cinderella in a different setting, but rather an original story embodying the themes of loss, hope, and love running through the familiar story.

The libretto was written specifically for Twin Cities Ballet and the show features original choreography, musical compilation, stage designs, sets, and costumes, and includes an original swing dance in addition to ballet choreography.

Performance Dates: March 4 - 6, 2016. Recommended for ages five or older.

Tickets on sale now, see http://bit.ly/1JVCHRU

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Rick Vogt- info@twincitiesballet.org, (952) 452-3163

COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company presents a modern twist on the classic Bram Stoker novel, “Dracula," March 10-20 at The Ritz Theater.

This full-length jazz dance musical features ten professional dancers, two vocalists and a live band in a moving re-telling of the well-known tale. The energetic pop music score featuring songs by artists such as Bon Jovi, Nirvana, and The Foo Fighters will lure you into a world of passion, lust and love.

Featuring Michael Hanna (Park Square’s “Romeo & Juliet”) in the title role, as well as local dance favorites Riley Thomas Weber (Ballet Minnesota), Tony Vierling (Guthrie and Chanhassen), Renee Guittar (Ordway’s “A Chorus Line”) and Rush Benson (Flying Foot Forum). The production is choreographed by COLLIDE Artistic Director Regina Peluso and directed by Joshua Campbell. Vocalist Katie Gearty (“Hookers and Blow”) headlines the live music directed by Doug Rodhe.

Student Rush $15 at the door!

The Ritz Theater- 345 13th Ave NE Minneapolis
Liza Rod- liza@collidetheatrical.org, (877) 508-7890


Join us at TU Dance Center for two special master classes with teaching artists and artistic director of the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance; former dancer with London Festival Ballet (now the English National Ballet), National Ballet of Canada, Oakland Ballet, LINES Ballet, and the San Francisco Opera Ballet.

Friday, February 5, 9:30-11:00am (advanced/professional)

Friday, February 5, 5:30-7:00pm (advanced teens and adults)

Cost: $20/class. Registration online or at the door.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Join us for these three workshops for adults who would like to experience dance at an introductory level. The workshops are led by master teachers Thern Anderson, Kathy Mohn and Becky Stanchfield, who bring a wealth of knowledge for the respective techniques and styles they teach. Classes start Tuesday, February 2!

Adult Beginning Modern 1 with Thern Anderson, February 7-March 27, 1:45-3:15pm
Adult Beginning Modern 1 with Kathy Mohn, April 10-May 29, 1:00-2:30pm
Adult Beginning Modern 2 with Thern Anderson, February 2-March 22, 7:00-8:30pm
Adult Beginning Ballet with Becky Stanchfield, February 2- March 13, 12:00-1:30pm

For more information contact us at education@tudance.org or 651-605-1925.
To register visit "Master Classes & Workshops" at http://www.tudance.org/programs

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

COLLIDE Theatrical will hold 3 Summer Jazz Dance Intensives at The Ritz Theater.

Beginning/Intermediate (Ages 7-14): July 11-15
Intermediate/Advanced (Ages 10+): July 18-22
Advanced/Pre-Professional ( Ages 12+ by Audition or Referral Only): July 25-29

Classes will be taught by COLLIDE Artistic Director Regina Peluso, Company Members Riley Thomas Weber, Renee Guittar, Alannah Renstrom and guest artists Talya Dozois, Geoff Higgins, Rush Benson, Joshua Campbell and more!

Daily Sample Schedule:
9:30-11:00 Jazz Technique
11:00-12:00 Specialty Class (acting for dance, film acting, voice, yoga/Pilates, auditioning etc.)
12:00-12:30- Lunch
12:30-2:30 Jazz Dance Repertory
2:30-3:30 Master Class (hip-hop, contemporary, modern, tap and more!)

Each week will culminate with an informal Repertory Performance for family and friends. To register please visit www.collidetheatrical.org/education For more information please call 877-508-7890.

The Ritz Theater- 345 13th Ave NE Minneapolis
Liza Rod- liza@collidetheatrical.org, (877) 508-7890

with Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT
Roger Gonzalez Hibner

Saturday, February 6, 2016 to Sunday, February 7, 2016
Saturday: 11:30 am - 6:30 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Reformer 3
Advanced Exercises & Sports Specific Programs
Reformer III includes advanced exercises plus modifications for sports specific activities, tips for training the advanced client and key exercises for advancing a client.
Prerequisites: Reformer 2

Class: $549.00
Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $80.00


Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy 5101 Vernon Ave. South Suite 2A Edina MN 55436 USA
Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler- cari@paragonpilatespt.com , (952) 405-9765

Three Tuesday workshops: 7-9pm
February 9, 16, and 23.
All levels welcome. This is a general skill-building workshop for performers. As always we work with basic elements (like space, time, physical expressiveness, and voice.) The emphasis this time will be a brief overview of how the joints of the body work from the perspective of the Anatomy of Wholeness. That is David Gorman's radical understanding of how we move. Given the time this will just be a sketch of that information but still a good introduction to his perspectives. Everything will be explained within an integrated approach to performance.

Ben Kreilkamp is an experienced performer, writer, director and teacher. The workshop is free. Contact Ben Kreilkamp at kreilkamp@gmail.com for directions to a space in Seward. #theaterforanewdemocracy

In Seward, near the coop, for details, contact Ben at kreilkamp@gmail.com
Ben Kreilkamp- kreilkamp@gmail.com, (612) 721-3569

Our hearts long for a sense of unity with all of the cosmos. Theologians and scientists are both emerging with beautiful new understandings of life’s interconnectedness. Most of us struggle to integrate these ideas into the anchored feeling of whole-body knowing. Bringing our body into our prayer with breath and gentle contemplative movements can help awaken our heart’s understanding. This workshop draws upon ritual dance and qigong as ways to embody our connection to the cosmos and express radiant life energy. Come explore the idea of body chanting. Movements and meditations are for all bodies and abilities.

Emily Jarrett Hughes is an artist-healer and cultural activist. She trained in dance as a sacred community art and has studied meditation with Spring Forest Qigong since 2006. She has taught hundreds of classes and helped hundreds of people with healing.

Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis
Allison Jensen- allisoncj@plymouth.org, (612) 871-7400

Visiting sambista Edilson Lima will be teaching two Brazilian dance workshops--a great way to warm up for the Carnaval Brasileiro festival on Saturday, February 13!

10:15 to 11:15 – Samba Class
This Brazilian samba workshop will focus of the diversity of Brazil’s rich samba styles. We will work hard on the fancy and fierce footwork of Samba No Pe, Samba de Roda, Pagode, and Batucada and channel the grace, elegance and charm of carnival dancers.

11:30 to 12:30 – Fitness Brazil cardio dance workout
Fitness BRAZIL stems from a full hour cardio dance with several Brazilian rhythms. This class will keep your heart pumping and bring you all the joy and happiness of the incredible and diversified Brazilian culture.

$20 each class, or $35 for both.

Ensure your spot by contacting Priscila at pff_05@yahoo.com. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before class starts. Only cash and checks will be accepted.

Costa Rica Ballroom, 816 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
Priscila Fuentes- pff_05@yahoo.com

Jessica Lang will instruct this intermediate-to-advanced level contemporary class.

Lang is a choreographer and the artistic director of Jessica Lang Dance. Hailed as "a master of visual composition" by Dance Magazine, Lang seamlessly incorporates striking design elements and transforms classical ballet language into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging contemporary works. Lang, a graduate of The Juilliard School, is a former member of Twyla Tharp's company, THARP! Lang is a New York City Center Fellow for 2015 and the recipient of a prestigious 2014 Bessie Award. Lang has received numerous grants for her work on ballet companies from organizations including the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the NEA, and the Choo San Goh Foundation. Her receipt of a 2010 Joyce Theater Artist Residency supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation helped launch her own company, Jessica Lang Dance (JLD) in 2011.

$10 General Public, Free for U of M students with valid ID #. Reservations required.

Northrop Auditorium Rehearsal Studio
Marika Kelly- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Friday, February 26, 2016 to Sunday, February 28, 2016
Friday: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Prerequisites: Completion of CoreAlign 1
The CoreAlign 2 course expands the CoreAlign 1 repertoire with additional standing exercise progressions and an introduction to all fours exercises and upper body work using the handles. CoreAlign 2 contains 70+ additional exercises.

Class Fee $425.00 (until Feb 5)/$475.00 (Regular)
Materials: $80.00



Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy, 5101 Vernon Ave. South, Suite 2A, Edina
Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Rhondi Miller- Rhondi@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Subbody Experience! - One Day Butoh Workshop with Gadu

This workshop is for people who want to experience Subbody Butoh. The essence of Subbody Method is “Resonance.” As Taoist master Lao-tzu said “Tao can be told is not an eternal Tao,” Resonance is beyond idea or concept. It can only be felt and experienced. Come and experience the power of Resonance!

When: Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm on February 27, 2015
Where: Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Minneapolis 55418
Tuition: $25

To register, please go to: http://www.hotresonanceart.com/registration-form
For more information about workshop, please contact Gadu at DoushinGadu@gmail.com or call 612-703-7501
Visit our web: www.hotresonanceart.com

Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Minneapolis 55418
Gadu Doushin- doushingadu@gmail.com, (612) 703-7501

with Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT
Tiza Wynn Riley

Friday, March 4 - 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, March 5 - 11:30am - 7:00pm
Sunday, March 6 - 9:30am - 6:30pm

Pilates Chair
Prerequisites: Reformer III or Reformer certificate
The Balanced Body Pilates Chair training includes exercises and variations for both the original Wunda chair & the split pedal Combo chair. The chair is great for doing strengthening work with athletic clients & as an addition to group programming in combination with the Mat.

Pilates Barrels & Small Apparatus
Prerequisites: Reformer III or Reformer certificate
The Balanced Body Barrels training includes exercises & variations for the Ladder Barrel & Step Barrel. The Step Barrel & Ladder Barrel add variety to personal training sessions or classes.

Class: $499.00 (until 2/18)/$549.00 (reg)
Materials: $160.00

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy 5101 Vernon Ave. South Suite 2A Edina MN 55436 USA
Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler- cari@paragonpilatespt.com , (952) 405-9765


Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is seeking male and female dancers for the 2016-2017 season:

1) Professional dancers: Soloist and Principal level, for next season as salaried employees, from approximately September 2016 to May 2017; and
2) Company Trainees/Apprentices: Advanced dancers train with TCB Company members through its official school, Ballet Royale Minnesota, in its Professional Trainee Division day program, and dance and perform in TCB productions

An open group audition to be held the second weekend in March, times TBD. To arrange an individual audition, please contact Twin Cities Ballet directly: info@twincitiesballet.org or call 952-452-3163.

Expect to participate in TCB’s Nutcracker performance and major spring production in May, and 2-3 shows at other venues in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota throughout the year.

For Pre-Audition requirements, visit http://bit.ly/1JVSqAw

Rick Vogt- info@twincitiesballet.org, (952) 452-3163

The San Francisco Conservatory of Dance provides multi-disciplinary training in classical and modern dance for students as young as 14 during the summer intensive program. Students also enjoy the rare opportunity during our summer intensive program to study William Forsythe’s Improvisational Technologies and Ohad Naharin’s Gaga movement language.

Audition Information:
February 6, 4:30-6:30pm at TU Dance Center
2121 University Ave. West, St. Paul MN 55104
Registration at https://www.sfconservatoryofdance.org/summer-intensives

Summer Lee Rhatigan, SFCD Artistic Director will teach two additional master classes at TU Dance Center on February 5, at 9:30am and 5:30pm. To register visit: http://www.tudance.org/master-classes-with-summer-lee-rhatigan/

The three sessions of our 2016 Summer Intensives aim to advance students’ artistic development and broaden the realm of their possibilities through unique curricula designed and taught by a stellar faculty. The sessions provide advanced training in ballet and modern technique, the study of William Forsythe’s Improvisational Technologies and Ohad Naharin’s Gaga movement language conducted by their personal representatives Alessio Silvestrin and Bobbi Jene Smith, the study of Mr. Naharin's repertory, and the development of new works with Alessio, Alex Ketley, Bobbi, Christian Burns, Eli Nelson, and Joni Tuttle McDonald. Technique classes will be taught by Summer Lee Rhatigan, Chiharu Shibata, Tristan Ching, Alex and Christi

** If you would like to attend a scheduled audition, please make every effort to pre-register at least 24 hours beforehand. See “How to Apply” on our website: https://www.sfconservatoryofdance.org/summer-intensives/how-to-apply **

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Summer Rhatigan- Summer@SFconservatoryofDance.org, (415) 309-9419

Future Interstates seeks proposals for DANCE IMPROVISATION PERFORMANCES for the upcoming season of shows.
2nd Tuesdays in March and May.
Email a short description, bio, and answer to the question "why improvisation?" to hijackdance@hotmail.com.
Rolling deadline.
Performances are at and made possible by the Cowles Center for Dance and The Performing Arts. Future Interstates is curated and hosted by HIJACK (Kristin Van Loon & Arwen Wilder) and was initiated by HIJACK & Body Cartography in February 2015.

Kristin Van Loon- hijackdance@hotmail.com, (612) 229-0585

Minimum of 10-15 hours per week

Intern assists both the Managing Director and School Coordinator with general office functions. This includes assisting in basic financial processes, marketing, answering phones, and data entry, as well as larger projects as they arise.

- Organized, detail oriented
- Self motivated, takes initiative
- Familiar with MS Office
- Willing to work on a variety of projects
- Previous experience with marketing or event planning is a plus

Must be available during 9-5:00pm M-F. Start and end dates are flexible, but a minimum commitment of 12 weeks and 10-15 hours per week is required.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Free dance classes at Zenon:
One hour of dance class per one hour volunteered, valid for one year. If applicable, Zenon can work with educational institutions on obtaining college credit for internship work.

Send cover letter and resume to:
Danielle Robinson-Prater, Managing Director

Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Danielle Robinson-Prater- Danielle@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

Zenon Dance School is accepting applications for choreographers interested in working with Zenon Dance Zone Performance Group students in a twelve-week choreographic process ending with three performances.

Spring Zone Session: March 21-May 29
Zone Performances: May 20-22

As a Zone Choreographer you will:
-Work with Zone students to either create a new dance or refine an existing piece.
-Have access to students who are passionate and committed dancers from a variety of dance backgrounds and have been selected through auditions.
-Be provided rehearsal space!
-Be compensated with 20 free dance classes, or 20 hours of personal rehearsal space, or a split of the two (good for one year).
-Have your work produced over three evenings as part of the Zenon Dance Zone Concert.

Please send your resume and a link to video samples of your choreography to torre@zenondance.org or call 612-338-1101 with any questions.

Torre Edahl- torre@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

Zenon Dance School is now accepting proposals for their Spring Workshop Week, March 14-18.

Workshop classes can be between 1.5 and 3 hours long, and range between one and three days.
If you are interested in teaching a workshop, please email the following information by February 5:

1.) Title of workshop
2.) Workshop description
3.) Instructor bio or link to website
4.) Proposed day/time for your workshop

Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Torre Edahl- torre@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

We invite you to audition for our next creation: The Sparrow, premiering at The Southern Theater in May 2016, and directed by Noah Bremer and Joanna Harmon with assistance from Eve Schulte.

We seek an ensemble of performers of diverse artistic backgrounds and talents, with a ferocity for poetic creativity, rigor in achieving physical and emotional specificity, and a boldness to create collaboratively. Dancers, clowns, improvisers, multi-disciplinary artists, actors, magicians, circus generalists, burlesque performers and musicians are encouraged to attend. The project will involve various degrees of audience involvement.

Auditions are Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13. To choose a time slot and read more important details including location, and rehearsal and performance schedule, fill out this form:

Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to move and play. You may be asked to improvise, devise in small groups, dance, and sing.

Ivy Arts Building, 2637 27th Ave South, Minneapolis MN 55406

The Assistant to the Director of Northrop serves as a key liaison with presented artists and management representatives, other Northrop departments, and academic departments throughout the University. He/she will ensure effective planning of artist visits and handle communications to ensure all logistics are managed optimally. As part of Northrop’s relationship to the broader academic mission of the University and its role as a leading arts presenter in the region, the Assistant will facilitate collaboration among the academic partners located within Northrop; connect Northrop’s programming to academic departments throughout the University; and serve as an internal resource to University departments involved in producing or presenting events within Northrop. This position takes a leading role in planning the ancillary events that support the Northrop Dance Season (such as films, discussions, master classes, etc).

More information at http://z.umn.edu/1302 (Job Posting 307374).

Northrop, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Nicole Stumpf- northrop@umn.edu

9x22 Dance/Lab: Now booking April 27 through September 28

In its 13th year, this dance showcase features unfettered dance exploration. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab has become known as a place where new and seasoned choreographers can present work, including work in progress, and discuss it with an informed, interested audience. Since its inception, over 400 choreographers and more than 1,000 dancers have performed at the Dance/Lab at Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater.

9x22 takes place on the 4th Wednesday of the month, excluding August and December, producing the work of choreographers of diverse backgrounds, styles and cultures and looking for a broad spectrum of work. Please contact Laurie Van Wieren ASAP at laurievanwieren@gmail.com.

Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W Lake St., Mpls
Laurie Van Wieren- laurievanwieren@gmail.com

Hey Twin Cities Dancers! Danielle Zuniga and Reyna Mondragon are two new and up-and-coming choreographers and dancers here in the Twin Cities! They have been selected to produce a dance show as part of the Fledgling Project with Phoenix Theatre and Arts Nest. They will be holding auditions for several group pieces, solos, duets, and trios for the show.

Please fill out our audition form at www.daniellezuniga.com Also, if you can't make it to the audition please add a link on your audition form and/or email it to us at daniellezunigadance@gmail.com

Visit and join the facebook event, as well, https://www.facebook.com/events/952314034839347/

Please share, and come and enjoy a night of dance and auditions!

The Cowles Center of Dance & Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Danielle Zuniga- daniellezunigadance@gmail.com, (806) 664-0434

Registration opens at 11:30 am. $25 non-refundable audition fee; cash or check only.
Auditions are held at Ballet Royale Minnesota, at 12:00 PM

Auditions will be held for the following two separate Summer Intensive programs:

1) July Summer Intensive: June 30 - July 29, 2016. Audition required for Upper Division ONLY. Ages 11 + one year or more pointe for girls, through professionals.

2) August Two-Week Ballet & Jazz Repertory Workshop: August 10 -21, 2016. Ages 11 + minimum one year pointe for girls, through professionals.

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Audition for St. Paul Ballet
2016/17 Auditions

Friday, February 19, 2016
Fairview Ave Studios

Bring a full body dance photo, head shot, and resume to submit to the Artistic Director on the date of audition.

Dancers may also audition for the Company during the season by attending Company Class. Please contract the Artistic Director to set up an audition (zhenrot@spballet.org).
Primary audition inquiries may be submitted as videos, however, SPB does not hire off of video only. Please include classwork, pointe work for women, classical and contemporary performance footage. Please attach a full body dance photo, head shot, and resume to submission.

St. Paul Ballet Fairview- 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul
Brittany Adams- company@spballet.org

Roosevelt High School, Minneapolis Public Schools - “long-term” sub dance position

Dates: Monday, April 4, 2016 to Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Time: Monday-Friday, 7:45am-3:45pm

Qualifications: Teacher must have a k-12 dance education license OR is willing to obtain a 1 year provisional license. Strong dance background and teaching experience.

Classes to be taught: adaptive dance, two beginner dance classes and two level 2 classes. Classes are 50 minutes each. Guidance for curriculum can be provided but substitute can create and arrange the curriculum to match their strengths as a dancer, choreographer and/or teacher.

For more information contact: Mariah Johnson - mariah.johnson@mpls.k12.mn.us



Hello Dance Community:

The application process for the McKnight Fellowships for Dancers and Choreographers is now OPEN.
Deadline: April 6, 2016

To apply:
(1) Choreography applicants, go to: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines
Dancer applicants, go to: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines
(2) Carefully read all the guideline and how to apply information on this page.
(3) To begin your application, click the APPLY NOW button.
(4) If you did not submit an Intent to Apply in September 2015, you will be prompted to create an account on the submission website before you can begin your application.

The McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and Dancers annually awards three $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota choreographers and three $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota dancers. This program is funded by The McKnight Foundation and administered by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts.

The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Mary Ellen Childs- mcKFell@thecowlescenter.org


TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.

TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio 1) and 21x46 feet (Studio 2) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

I am a marketing strategist with a passion for dance. I am interested in helping dance artists and organizations better engage, grow, and become stronger. I offer extensive experience in the areas of branding, marketing, promotion and organization strategies. My professional background includes 20+ years supporting leading brands in the areas of acquisition and retention marketing. I apply these skills to help support and enrich the dance and arts community. I am a life-long learner, intuitive, and highly creative. My approach is both strategic and hands-on to deliver relevant and engaging programming to drive results.

Golden Valley
Robert Borman- borm.robj@gmail.com, (763) 286-0029

Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake behind Patrick’s Cabaret. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only two blocks from the Lake Street / Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photos and more information.
Email Jenny at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050


Come join the fun! EEE's Open Company Classes continue in February! Come take class alongside members of one of this year's Sage Award Honorees for Outstanding Performance: Eclectic Edge Ensemble (EEE). Our Advanced Jazz class, led by company director Karis Sloss, challenges, supports and encourages artistic growth and technical development in a fun, light-hearted atmosphere.

EEE Open Company Class | Advanced Jazz
Instructor: Karis Sloss
Wednesdays through the end of February 2016

Ballare Teatro | 4259 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Stepheni Hubert- stepheni.hubert@gmail.com

Ballet Royale Minnesota is excited to offer a NEW dedicated Men’s Advanced Ballet Class as part of its ongoing efforts to offer comprehensive and unique ballet training. The class, which is taught by former professional dancer Rick Vogt, focuses on strength, technique, stamina, and artistry, and includes a male focused barre and center, and classical variations. This class is open to the public, and is designed for advanced or intermediate-advanced male dancers with pre-approval required to participate.
Registration is currently being accepted, so come join today!


Tuition will be pro-rated for those starting mid-semester.
Please contact Ballet Royale Minnesota for more information and to register.

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, modern, Horton-based modern, West African, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.

During the winter session, classes will be from 11:00am-12:30pm, offering Horton-based Modern, Ballet, Contemporary and GAGA Dancers. Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Laurel Keen, Kerry Parker, Jeffrey Hankinson, Abdo Sayegh and others.

For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/10-class card.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side (Free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center).

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- laurel.keen@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Registration is still open for the 17-week Spring 2016 programs at TU Dance Center. Classes for the Pre-professional and Children & Teen programs began February 1 and run through June 5, 2016.

The TU Dance Pre-professional program is an intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and repertory work for students up to age 23.

The Children & Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality.

For more information contact TU Dance Center school director Laurel Keen at education@tudance.org or 612-605-1925.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- laurel.keen@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

This is designed for students who wish to begin or continue dance training for health, recreation or self-enrichment. Students are encouraged to grow as an individual artist and to participate at their own pace. Classes are taught by teachers dedicated to the growth and fostering of ballet as an art form and believe dance contributes to a healthy lifestyle. Classes emphasize overall body conditioning and encourage an aesthetic appreciation of dance. All classes are accompanied by professional musicians who collaborate with our teachers just as in our pre-professional program and for our professional dancers.
Our drop-in program allows students a flexible schedule that meets the needs of both the working professional and busy student. Call, email or drop by the studio during our business hours to learn more.

Brittany Adams- company@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

All Levels Modern Dance (40+) with Thern Anderson - Wednesdays 12:00-1:30pm
Belly Dance Choreography with Stephanie Shapso - Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm
Intermediate Jazz with Karla Grotting - Fridays 9:30-11:00am

Somatic Principles and Intermediate 2 Modern with Deborah Thayer - Mondays 6:00-8:00pm
Fundamental Modern with Roxane Wallace - Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am
Beginning 2 Modern with Dustin Haug - Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00pm

FULL SCHEDULE: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/admhome?studioid=146041

January 4 - March 13
Drop-ins: $13-$16. 10-Class Cards: $120-$150. Enrollments: $110-$140

Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Torre Edahl- torre@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

Develop a new relationship with gravity and build your movement possibilities using your full body to support your body in motion!

A modern dance class that draws from dance and movement vocabularies in capoeira, gymnastics, yoga, Hawkins, and contemporary approaches to dance movement.

Jennifer’s long-time work in inverted dance is an ever-growing vocabulary that is fluid and strong, soft and powerful, while working the body safely and centered.

Jennifer Ilse is co-artistic director of Off-Leash Area, an interdisciplinary dance and theater company.

Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Torre Edahl- torre@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

Thern Anderson teaches an all-levels modern class to ages 40+ at Zenon Dance School, Wednesdays 12-1:30pm.

This class includes the study of body and spatial awareness, rhythm and phrasing, ensemble dancing, and injury prevention. The philosophy of the class and teaching approach is that anyone, at any age, can dance and find fulfillment in movement.

Thern Anderson has been a teacher and performer of modern dance for 45 years. Her training is in Wigman and Erick Hawkins techniques, Ideokinesis, Feldenkrais, and Bartenieff. She has taught with Liz Lermon Dance Exchange, Choreogram, Young Dance, and most recently at TU Dance Center.
She has performed in Portland, OR; Washington, D.C.; at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, and with Marciano Silva dos Santos of Contempo Physical Dance.

$14 drop-in/$130 ten-class-card (good for one year)


Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Torre Edahl- torre@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

COLLIDE'S popular Musical Theater Jazz Dance Classes are BACK..for GOOD!

Intermediate Jazz
Mondays, 7:00-8:30pm (starting February 15)

Advanced Jazz
Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am (starting February 11)

Classes are on-going and take place at The Ritz Theater Dance Studio. Please enter through the Stage Door. Free street parking! Fun and supportive environment that welcomes students from all backgrounds. Classes are $12 or $10 with the purchase of a 10-class card. For more information please visit our website at www.collidetheatrical.org or email us at info@collidetheatrical.org

The Ritz Theater- 345 13th Ave NE Minneapolis

Erin Thompson teaches advanced modern dance classes at Zenon on Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:00. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency, and power from the floor in locomotion. With the incredible Dean Magraw on guitar.

Cost: $14 per class ($1 off for professionals)/$130 for a ten-class card

Zenon Dance School, 4th floor of the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
Erin Thompson- thomp065@umn.edu, (612) 221-3186

An invigorating, 10-week community-oriented dance class for adults 55+, MovementWise participants explore a wide variety of dance forms, from social dance and modern to ballet and percussive dance. Whether you’re a veteran of dance or a newcomer, we welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of MovementWise. Classes occur every Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm at The Cowles Center in the Target Education Studio.

When: Now – March 23; Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm
Where: The Cowles Center- Target Education studio
Who: Cowles Center Teaching Artists
How Much: $10/class or $75 for membership (bring a friend new to MovementWise and receive $10 off a membership)

Membership includes:
-All 10 classes
-20% off select tickets to performances throughout the 2015 Fall Season.
-10% off at Mason's Restaurant and free coffee on matinee days
-$5 parking to concerts/performances at The Cowles Center

To sign up for the series contact, Education Director Jessi Fett: jfett@thecowlescenter.org

The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Jessi Fett- jfett@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3640

Join Threads Dance Project for Open Company Class!

NOW Through March 17
Tuesdays, 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Ballet
Thursdays, 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Modern

Classes only $10 - everyone welcome!
Receipts given up on request.

Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts | 1617 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55411
Michala Martinez- mgr@threadsdance.org, (414) 534-2305

The first Friday of the month has rolled around again! Time to join us for a fun, friendly, casual evening of dance improvisation.

Percussionist/musician extraordinaire Bruce Wintervold will accompany us as we explore movement ideas contributed by any or all participants in the group.

Whether you come to dance, to observe, or to do a little bit of both, you are welcome.
This event is open to people of all ages and abilities.

Friday, February 5, 2016
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Center for Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis

Suggested donation of $5-$10 covers space rental and accompanist.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

*First Friday Improv Gathering is usually held on the first Friday of every month, same place, same time, different dances every time!

For more information, visit MotionArt at www.motionartmn.org

Center for Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant Avenue South, Minneapolis
Pam Gleason or Diane Moncrieff- info@motionartmn.org, (763) 221-6675